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The weekend is here, yay!

Around the Blogs:

CBR – WB Animation Changes “Beware The Batman” In Light of Shootings -I can understand the wanting to do this.

The Mary Sue – Things We Saw Today: The Dark Knight Rises Composer Dedicates New Song to Help Raise Money for Aurora Shooting VictimsNice to see.

ArtsBeat – Graphic Books Best Sellers: Barbara Gordon Reimagined -Interesting…

ArtsBeat – Former MOCA Chief Executive Calls for Deitch’s Removal -This should be settled in a cage match.

Comics Alliance – Gibbons: ‘Before Watchmen’ Is ‘Not Really Watchmen’ -Um, Gibbons, you’re off script.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Talking Comics – Justice League Dark #11

CBR – Uncanny X-Force #28

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here, yay!

Around the Blogs:

The Beat – Infinity, the new FREE magazine about digital comics for iPad -I’ll have to check this out.

ArtsBeat – MOCA Withdraws from Paul Schimmel’s Richard Hamilton Show -Huh…

Bleeding Cool – Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man #328 Original Cover Art Sells For Record $675,250 -And this is why I’ve started to collect original art.

Examiner – DC Publisher Hints at Company Wide Crossover for 2013 -Sigh…

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Talking Comics – American Vampire #29

Comic Book Bin – Fever Moon

IGN – X-Treme X-Men #1

Paste Magazine – Comic Book & Graphic Novel Round Up (7/25/12)

Kickstarter – The Astronaut’s Birthday


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This new fundraising effort on Kickstarter caught our eyes.  “The Astronaut’s Birthday” is an art exhibit the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago.

A unique large-scale space adventure: Redmoon and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) of Chicago, combine forces to present a new public art spectacle, The Astronaut’s Birthday.

Inspired by science fiction films from the 1950s and the golden age of comic books, the performance begins as an astronaut floating in space decides to make one final transmission to Earth.

The instillation will employ 80 foot tall comic like images on the MCA’s facade.

The Astronaut’s Birthday unites the talent of Redmoon Artistic Director Frank Maugeri, Redmoon core artist Jim Lasko, Marvel Comics illustrator Chris Burnham, writer Tria Smith, composer Jeff Thomas and Chicago-based illustrator Donovon Foote, along with a team of local comic book illustrators and early career artists. Redmoon gives special thanks to the participation of board member Tony Fitzpatrick as the event’s narrator.

The display is looking to raise $15,000 by the end of September 28th.

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